But be careful, get it too hot and it will explode!!
If you don't believe me, throw some wet bamboo in a fire and see what
happens. Don't ask me how I know :-) 73
> The best bamboo that is used for fishing poles and spreaders has been
> "flame" cured (dried) which hardens the wood (drives the moisture out) and
> adds a
> hard finish which is somewhat blackened by the flame. DO NOT char the
> surface, but raise the surface temperature until some blackening occurs.
> You might
> Google for some specific details, Southern Louisiana is a popular place
> the cane pole industry.
> Norm W4QN
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